Assisted Living Today Blog

Spotlight on The Gardens at Westlake


This spotlight will focus on The Gardens at Westlake, an assisted living community located in Westlake, Ohio, an affluent suburb of Cleveland. The facility is near major roadways including Interstate Highways 80, 90 and 480, which makes it ideal for those with family throughout Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, and Summit counties. This also makes for easy […]

Clarity Amplified Photo Phone Review


The telephone is often a lifeline to the outside for an elderly person living alone at home. But often its small buttons become hard to push; remembering important numbers becomes a chore. The Clarity Amplified Photo Phone is designed to help aging users continue to rely on their telephone for connection and emergencies by making […]

The Benefits of Reminiscence Therapy for Seniors


For both the elderly and their caregivers, the ailments and struggles that come with aging shadow a more carefree, happy past. We’re busy focusing on medication management, installing new handles in the shower or researching assisted living facilities. As dementia, Alzheimer’s or other cognitive issues strengthen their grip on a loved one, many feel as […]

Top Assisted Living Facilities in Illinois


Taking into consideration all of the factors that will determine what assisted living setting you choose is a large undertaking. Perhaps you’re just getting started, or your family finds itself in a more immediate need. Consider location, cost, services available, healthcare reputation, amenities, atmosphere–it all matters. Illinois offers a wide range of progressive, innovative, quality […]

Assisted Living Today’s Weekly Roundup


For many, the holidays bring back memories of waiting for Santa as a child; sitting by the window or fireplace, wondering what treasures he might bring. Do you cherish memories of family gatherings? Did you re-hash celebrations of years past? Eat turkey or cookies or both to excess with friends or family around the table? […]

Dynamic Living Oversized 16-inch X 7.5-inch Digital LED Calendar Wall Clock Review


For any person with Alzeheimer’s, dementia, vision loss or all of the above, a large-sized wall clock can be a beacon. Users are touting the benefits of the Dynamic Living Oversized 16 X 7.5-inch Digital LED Calendar Wall Clock for it’s large, bright red and readable digital numbers and day/date on the screen. The bright […]

Assisted Living Today Weekly Roundup


It’s been a long and difficult week to be reading news headlines, which makes it impossible to go on without acknowledging our friends in Newtown, CT. All the love, strength and peace in our hearts goes to you. May you find it in the days to come. Wishing all of our readers a humble and […]

The Benefits (Gifts) of Caregiving


As Baby Boomers age, they might be setting their sights on retirement, travel, taking up that old hobby or starting a new one. Instead, many of them find themselves as the primary family caregiver for elderly parents, taking on management finances and routine of medication dispensing when they expected to be stepping away from routine […]

Home For the Holidays: Can a Resident of Assisted Living Visit Home?


“There’s no place like home for the holidays,” say the lyrics to a popular Christmas song. And as friends and families gather to celebrate their beliefs or enjoy traditional meal around a table, the absence of a family member can be very difficult. Is grandma, grandpa, mom or dad allowed to leave his or her […]

Assisted Living Today’s Weekly Roundup


It’s a season for random acts of kindness, reflecting on the year gone by and sharing time with our loved ones. Remember to take time from your busy routine to visit your elderly friends and relatives in assisted living and nursing facilities. The best gift you can give is your time and attention. And while […]